Maria H. (ndm#130) (3948 Posts)

A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin' wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney 🙂 Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life - A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects - create~inspire~share.


Celebration, FL was the original community developed by the Walt Disney Company. Directly connected to Walt Disney World via World Drive, this town still has Disney connections, as many Disney business offices are still located in the town.

Every Halloween, the Pirate Ship House is a huge attraction in this small town. Zannaland (Suzannah, NDM 112) wrote about this home back in 2011. If you google “Pirate Ship house in Celebration”, you can even find videos, such as this one – 

ABC has announced a new special, “The Great Halloween Fright Fight,” and the Pirate House of Celebration is in the running for the top prize! Be sure to watch on Tuesday, October 28th & see how well the Pirate Ship of Celebration does! NDPs, are you familiar with any of the other Halloween displays? Share with us if you are! Here is the official press release:

From the producers of last year’s holiday hit “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” a one-hour special — “The Great Halloween Fright Fight” – will premiere TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. The new special will feature a number of families competing for the greatest haunted Halloween displays and a $50,000 prize.

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Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto are judges

For the Halloween special, the families were chosen through an extensive nationwide search, based on their previous elaborate Halloween displays, incredible set decorations and over-the-top designs.  Here are the six families competing in the special:

  • “Hollywood Haunter” – Glendale, CA

Husband and wife duo, Chris and Jeana, are professional set decorators who use their Hollywood know-how to construct an entirely new haunted facade in front of their house every Halloween. This year they’re hoping to bury the competition with a traditional haunted house design, complete with coffins custom fit for the judges.

  • “Haunted Overload” – Lee, NH

Eric always loved scaring people, so together with his wife Janice, he built a larger than life haunt on a sprawling wooded farm. Using mainly organic materials, giant props are crafted up to four stories high. This haunt is sure to overload your senses.

  • “Terror at Tee Lake” – Lewiston, MI

On a lakeside cabin resort, Dave and Andy create a handmade drive-thru haunt spanning their 4 acre property with a variety of unique displays from a Day of The Dead area to a carnival zone with clowns. Using Andy’s expert graphic design skills and Dave’s construction know-how, the pair has created a world of eerie neon characters, waiting for you behind every bend.

  • “The Pirate Ship” – Celebration, FL

Every year the Pirate Ship of Celebration Florida brings thousands of visitors from nearby Disneyworld to enjoy this pirate themed haunt. Creators Neil and Julie construct a life size pirate ship inhabited by pillaging pirate skeletons that completely covers their house. Prepare to walk the plank!

  • “Mitchell’s Spider Invasion” – Pensacola, FL

Halloween is a special time of year for Shawn and Lynne, they got married on Halloween and love creating DIY home haunts from scratch every year. This Halloween, the couple is taking arachnophobia to a whole new level as giant mutant spiders invade their home, trapping trick-or-treaters inside their massive webs.

  • “Haunt for the Hungry” – Wharton, NJ

Horror movie buffs Anthony and Toby, along with their 12 year old daughter Ava, use magic and practical illusions to make their gory backyard maze feel frighteningly real. Scare actors will send you screaming, but if you can slow down enough to not run away, you’ll get to appreciate all of the fascinating details, like a homemade elevator that takes you down a mine shaft to start the tour.


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